Commitment to Quality

The Day Nursery meets children where they are, not where we think they need to be. Teachers are intentional when developing Individual learning plans that address children’s strengths. The Day Nursery’s programs teach more than colors, shapes, and numbers. Our classrooms are school communities, rich in diversity.

Our programs, aligned with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, draw inspiration from many childhood theorists and philosophies. Combined with enriched learning environments and use of The Creative Curriculum, The Day Nursery creates an outstanding educational experience like no other.

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Early Childhood Care and Education

  • Serve children ages 2-6 yrs old who have successfully mastered toilet training
  • Full and Part Day Programs
  • Publically Funded Preschool (must qualify/space is limited)
  • Programs offered Year round
  • Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Family Support and Engagement

  • Parent Education
  • Family Events
  • Parent Advisor Committee (PAC)
  • Financial Assistance Available
  • Resource and Referral

Strive for Excellence

  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Gold Circle of Quality through Excelerate IL statewide quality rating and improvement system
  • Licensed by IL Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)


  • Highly qualified. All teachers have achieved a minimum of a bachelor's degree or higher
  • Average tenure of staff: 6 years
  • Commitment to professional development

Thanks to Some of Our Community Partners

  • United Way of Metro Chicago
  • The Economy Shop
  • Collaboration for Early Childhood
  • OPRF Chamber of Commerce

We want your feedback

As part of our commitment to quality, we want to hear from our community. Please send us a message and let know:

  1. How can we better help families with young children in the community?
  2. How can we reach more families?
  3. Are there ways we can improve?

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